The exhibition Jumping Off Of Cliff: A Tribute to H. C. Westerman features works from 32 artists and pays homage to noteworthy 20th century artist H. C. Westermann, known to his friends as Cliff. Westermann, an American sculptor and printmaker who served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and Korea, produced a tremendous body of work. Westermann’s sculptures and prints have received much critical acclaim, and have been exhibited around the world. Each participating artist has used Westermann’s work as a launching point for explorations of craft and conceptual depth, while also retaining honesty and humor, clear earmarks of Westermann’s work.
The exhibition features artists form all across the United States and opened September 20, 2010. It features the work of: Travis Townsend, Ava Larkin, Jerry Monteith, Tim Péwé, Ramona Otto, Gerrit Van Ness, Steve Elliot, Mike McFalls, Dennis Salaty, Corey Stein, Bernard Klevickas, Christina Perri, Greely Myatt, John Roth, Jay Zeiger, Steven Bleicher, Tom Aprile, Bill Moll, Jim Coates, Stacy Latt-Savage, Janet Van Fleet, John Magnan, Ben Sutter, Nancy Raen-Mendez, Donna Dodson, John McNaughton, Andy Moerlein, Gary Keown, Jason Baldwin, Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, Heather DeLonga and Bill Vose. The works for the exhibition were selected by curator Rob Millard-Mendez, assistant professor of art at the University of Southern Indiana.